Week Six TE Sleepers – The Fantasy Football Gods Must Be Crazy

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Tight end is an absolute disaster this week. Everybody between 50% ownership and 10% ownership is hurt, on bye, or a disaster (except one guy!) With that in mind, let’s turn our sights toward players who have a chance at scoring a touchdown. Desperate times, desperate measures, and whatnot. All these guys are absolute dart throws at potential touchdown scores, and they are almost as likely to drop a goose egg. We all know that streaming tight ends is torture. Don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t warn you.  I beseech you to find a tight end on Waleed’s Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet, but if you can’t, well… good luck.

Week Six TE Sleeper:
Noah Fant versus Tennessee (16% Owned)

Before Phillip Lindsay absolutely dominated last weekend, Noah Fant averaged four targets per contest. Now, normally, that isn’t a lot to try to hang your hat on. Sixteen targets through four games! Wowee zowee! How exciting! Look, you’re reading my article, cut the snark. I don’t need that from you. The Titans allow a touchdown at the third-highest rate in the league (one every ten targets, and most of that comes from Austin Hooper’s eleven targets without a touchdown). The Titans have allowed four touchdowns in five games, and unless you want to throw your chips behind Jeff Heuerman, then Fant is your man.

Week Six TE Sleeper:
Darren Fells at Kansas City (2% Owned)

Right off the top, the Chiefs give up the ninth-most fantasy football points to tight ends. Darren Fells has three touchdowns in his last nine targets. I mean, sure, that’ll work. We are trying to figure out who can score touchdowns, and a guy who had two touchdowns last week is as good a bet as anyone.

Week Six TE Sleeper:
Geoff Swaim versus New Orleans (1% Owned)

Let’s get really crazy with it. James O’Shaughnessey is out for the year with an ACL tear, leaving the man he split targets with to soak up the volume. Swaim and O’Shaughnessey combined for seven targets a game. That’s a pretty useless number when split between two tight ends, but if you jam all those targets into one guy (and I did not forget about Josh Oliver, he’s injured, and more importantly, a rookie), you’re cooking with gas. The seven targets per game in one player would rank seventh on the year, right between Mark Andrews and Greg Olsen. For this one, I lied. Geoff Swaim isn’t one of the highest odds to get a touchdown, he has the highest chance of giving you a nice floor PPR day. The Saints allow the thirteenth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends, but allow the eighth-most yards per tight end target. It’s just that nobody throws to the TE against them. Only Will Dissly had more than four targets against them, and he had 6/62/1.

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